Flagship Initiative Green Economy
In its mission statement, the Green Economy initiative aims to achieve a sustainable economy that is both competitive and environmentally friendly at a global scale. In 2012, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in cooperation with the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) took up the central theme of Rio+20 and launched a Green Economy Agenda Process.
In 2014 at the Green Economy Conference, the BMBF Federal Minister Johanna Wanka and the BMUB Federal Minister Barbara Hendricks presented the new Green Economy Research Agenda, which had been developed through intense participation of various stakeholders such as business associations, trade unions, consumer and non-governmental organizations. This so-called Agenda Process was launched at the Green Economy Conference 2012. It marked the beginning of a dialogue between experts in the fields of research, business and civil society about research and the framework conditions of a green economy.
In 2013, six workshops took place under the Green Economy Agenda Process following up on the first Green Economy Conference. During these workshops, experts and stakeholders from research, business and civil society laid the foundations of the Green Economy Research Agenda.
Furthermore, a Green Economy Platform was established in order to support the dialogue between stakeholders and actors.
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